If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Boston Herald)   Massachusetts spent $15,450 to make sure politicians had clear parking spaces two days before the rest of Boston   (bostonherald.com) divider line 6
    More: Obvious, Massachusetts, Department of Conservation, Jamaica Plain, dump trucks, plows, side streets, parking spaces  
•       •       •

4463 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Feb 2013 at 3:23 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-02-16 10:42:25 AM  
3 votes:
Um aren't a lot of those people on emergency planning commissions and considered "essential" workers? How do you people get so worked up over $15,000 being spent to ensure the smooth functioning of government in a time of crises? 

I'm sorry your little alley home to your $1,000,000 condo on Beacon Hill wasn't a top priority but suck it up FFS.
kab
2013-02-16 03:36:00 PM  
2 votes:

super_grass: Politicians' jobs are more important to society than whatever drudgery you call a "job", submittard.

$15k is well worth not losting two extra days of government function. You're upset that President Obama's family gets secret service protection and you got sentenced to community service for trying to dig a moat around your trailer.


Because I'm quite sure those super important politicians were planning to work on Sunday.
2013-02-16 11:32:18 AM  
2 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Ambivalence: It's disingenuous

Nope, just the Boston Herald.


You're both right.

TBH, the main problem I have with plowing is that it stopped.  Half the side streets in Fall River are still one-way because of it, and anywhere where a tree blocked any part of the road, I've yet to see a plow go by afterwards and clear said spot in the road.  It's like they're asking for front-end collisions or something.

\how we can be a world power and not understand how to clean up after a weather event is beyond me.
2013-02-16 10:42:39 AM  
2 votes:
Did they end up paying MORE to clear those spaces? That army of plows was going to have to work anyway and those spaces were going to have to be cleared eventually. It's disingenuous to cite a cost as if it wouldn't ever have to be paid otherwise.
2013-02-16 03:29:59 PM  
1 votes:
Politicians' jobs are more important to society than whatever drudgery you call a "job", submittard.

$15k is well worth not losting two extra days of government function. You're upset that President Obama's family gets secret service protection and you got sentenced to community service for trying to dig a moat around your trailer.
2013-02-16 12:46:02 PM  
1 votes:

FriarReb98: TBH, the main problem I have with plowing is that it stopped. Half the side streets in Fall River are still one-way because of it, and anywhere where a tree blocked any part of the road, I've yet to see a plow go by afterwards and clear said spot in the road. It's like they're asking for front-end collisions or something.

\how we can be a world power and not understand how to clean up after a weather event is beyond me


I can see the Herald's take if they plowed out Fall River now: "Gov. Deval Patrick, who is black, spent $1 million of our tax payer dollars to ensure the state has an ample supply of heroin.  I hear the state paid $20,000 just to make sure the line from the docks to the highway was the first cleared"

/probably too regoinal of a joke, but whatever
 
Displayed 6 of 6 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report